The Upside Down Tree of Life Posted by Bobby Grow
The Cambrian Explosion is what paleontologists refer to when speaking about the sudden appearance of well developed multi-celled organisms within the strata of natural history. Here is a short summary from Berkeley Universities’ web page:
The Cambrian Period marks an important point in the history of life on earth; it is the time when most of the major groups of animals first appear in the fossil record. This event is sometimes called the “Cambrian Explosion”, because of the relatively short time over which this diversity of forms appears. It was once thought that the Cambrian rocks contained the first and oldest fossil animals, but these are now to be found in the earlier Vendian strata.
For Evolutionists this presents a problem because it looks more like divine creation, than it does the slow slow process of evolutionary change from single cell organisms to multi-celled developed organisms. Darwinists, a la Charles Darwin speak of a Tree of Life (ironically) that supposedly a critical observant can follow from the beginning to the present. Once again the Cambrian Explosion turns this thought on its head, and scientifically provides evidence that fits better with intelligent intervention into time and space. In other words there is no observable data that links (i.e. fossil record) one organism to another (in a vertical manner), from one species to another, in the way that naturalists have asserted and hoped for. Jonathan Wells (Bachelors in geology and physics, minor in biology from University of California Berkeley, PhD Yale in relgious studies, PhD Berkeley in molecular and cell biology) says on the Cambrian Explosion, as interviewed by Lee Strobel: > The Stumbling Block